Goodbye and Hello

2010 was a fabulous year for the Brown family.

My word of the year for 2010 was “forgive”…and in many ways…I have.  (necklace from The Rusted Chain)

forgive necklace

I completed 17 crafty projects (see my sidebar for the complete list).  Click HERE to go to my flickr set of all 2010 finishes.

I took a new position at work.  (I lost my summers…but gained a substantially better environment to work in)

I moved the boys to one room with bunk beds (best. decision. ever.)


I took a vacation with my husband.  With no children.

My word for 2011 is going to be “refresh”.  I love the ideas that this word invokes.

From Merriam Webster: to restore strength and animation; to freshen up; to restore or maintain by renewing supply; to update or renew.

My goals for 2011 include:

  • Making more quilts for my family…of a useable size (large lap size minimum)
  • work on boys’ bathroom (paint, new shower curtain, accessories, etc.)
  • Finish one complete cross-stitching project
  • Finish one crochet or knitting project
  • Use more stash and purchase only when necessary (I think that this is always a goal.  Considering I bought new fabric yesterday…I don’t know if there’s much hope!)

Check out this 2011 goal post from Karamat Designs.  I love how she set her goals.

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope that you all are able to keep to your goals for 2011…no matter how official or unofficial they are.

8 thoughts on “Goodbye and Hello

  1. I love how you choose a word for the new year. A vacation without kids — wow! We haven't done that since our kids were born. lol! That's over 20 years now! Good for you! I need to work from stash more as well. I hope I can do it! Have a happy New Year!

  2. I love your word of the year!!

    Ohhhh… a vacation with just hubby… how wonderful!! Maybe this year since its our 10th anniversary.

    Thanks for the link to my 2011 goals! I'm ready for the new year and all it may bring.

  3. Haqppy New Year to you and your family. I love the bunk beds! I only have one son, but we bought him a bunk bed in November, so that he can have friends stay over, and not be forced to sleep in the living room!

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